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Alzheimer’s Society launches new service to combat isolation

Alzheimer’s Society has launched a new service that aims to tackle the isolation that too often results from a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or one of the other forms of dementia.Side by Side is a new service that links a volunteer to someone living with dementia to help them get out and about and continue enjoying […]

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  • 15 June 2015

Dementia-friendly pub opens at care centre in Walsall

The Water Mill, a specialist dementia-care centre in Walsall, has just opened its own pub to help those living with dementia relax and socialise in a familiar and friendly environment.Responding ​to suggestions from the people who use the Water Mill’s services, a room in the Centre has been converted into a traditional looking pub, and […]

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  • 13 June 2015

Sporting memories project aims to help dementia sufferers in Sunderland

A project which uses memories of sporting glories to help people fight debilitating dementia has scored a £5,000 funding boost. Sunderland Sporting Memories Project uses people’s shared love and memorabilia such as photographs, match programmes and replica shirts donated by fellow football fans to stir memories and stimulate debate in ‘reminiscence’ projects which can then […]

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  • 13 June 2015